Writing in the TIMES HIGHER EDUCATION (22nd November 2012), Matthew Reisz reports on the recent workshop hosted by The Legatum Institute, on educational reform in Iran as part of its ‘Future of Iran’ series.
Of particular interest was the possibilities presented by online education as a means by which those excluded from education may gain access. Mariam Memarsadeghi (co-founder of Tavaana:E-Learning Institute for Iranian Civil Society) argued they were creating “an alternative public realm”.
Information on other speakers papers can be found here.
The discourses evident at this event, when considered alongside current discourses in Africa(regarding access to education through the use of technologies for development and economic growth) illustrate the impact on the evolution of societal structures the amalgamation of technology, information dissemination and teaching & learning models can have.
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